Many businesses face the difficulty of trying to maintain their company’s productivity level in a modern way. Nobody likes to waste time getting up and down from their office to find that the person that they are trying to talk to is busy. Busylights were invented to solve this problem and help revolutionize the productivity of the modern workplace.

If you are a business owner you may be skeptical in investing a lot of money into a device that you know little about. To help you understand what they are, how they work and the benefits for your business, we have put together everything your business needs to know what a busylight is.


What are they?

Busylights are small devices that plug into your laptop to display a colour that matches your capacity to talk to your co-workers. If you are free, the light will display a green tone while if you are on a call it will appear as red. The goal of these devices is that if someone needs to talk to you, rather than getting up walking over to see if you’re available they can simply look over at the colour of your busylight.

These devices come in several different models to accommodate for all office plans and work styles. There are mini variants that are able to be attached to the top of cubicles and laptop screens, classic models that sit on your desk and even a headset variant for the call intensive workplace.


How do they work?

Busylights are very simple and easy to set up and use. To begin you will have to download the software for your computer to allow it to recognize the device. Secondly you plug in the device and you’re good to go. It will automatically find the web based meeting software and sync with it immediately.

Modern workplaces need modern solutions as not everyone has a LAN line to contact their clients on anymore. Top manufacturers of busylights have programmed them to be compatible with all leading platforms including but not limited to Skype and Microsoft teams.

They can also be synced and connected to your mobile device to ensure that no matter what medium someone is trying to contact you on, your office will know that you are busy. Additionally some models can be set to play a jingle when you get a call as to allow for a customised tone so that several members don’t get confused.


The benefits of using them

Using these modern devices will bring many benefits to you and your company. Below are just some of the many perks you will be able to take advantage of when you start using busylights.


Improved productivity

Nothing disrupts productivity more than getting up to do something and not being able to complete it. When people realise the person they want to speak to is busy, they will be able to continue with their work immediately rather than taking 10 to 15 minutes to remember what they are doing.


Appeal to modern clients

If you have some potential clients meet with you at your office and they see your dedication to workplace productivity, it could give you the leading edge over your competitors. Businesses appreciate the companies they work with to find modern ways to improve their workplace procedures.


Tax write-off

One of the best benefits that comes with these devices is that since they are a purchase for the business they are a tax write-off. Depending on how big your workforce is you could be spending a lot of money. This way you will receive the long term and short term benefits of investing in them.